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What Age Would You Let Your Kids Stay Home Alone?

This week there’s a lively discussion on Let Grow’s Facebook group page where a mom asked: At what age do you let your kids stay home alone for short times (not date night, but maybe a few errands)? What benchmarks do you require first? Like knowing how to call 911, or anything else? My kids […]

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What ’80s Parents Got Awesomely Right

You’ve probably seen those Facebook memes, “We survived the ___s!” Fill in any decade: whoever survived it is proud. But ’80s kids did survive something many kids are no longer faced with. That may have been the last era when it was truly taboo for children to interrupt grownups talking. This and other well-aged parenting […]

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Autumn Leaf Projects That Aren’t Lame

So many times, autumn do-it-yourself projects for kids end up being things like, “Take a leaf and make it into a hair ornament by sticking it into your hair.” Over at Let Grow, we’ve got some much more beautiful and scientific ideas. For instance, did you know you can extract the color from a leaf? […]

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